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Add Symbols to Dimensions
Tip# 3107 By Koby Maxwell On 12-Jan-2009
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Use quick codes to add symbols into dimensions.

Koby Maxwell offered this quick tip: "When needing to add symbols into dimensions, it is efficient to know the quick codes for those most used. Open Properties for the dimension, scroll down to Text Override, and type the following:

    * almost equal symbol: U+2248
    * centerline symbol: U+2104
    * squared symbol: U+00B2
    * cubed symbol: U+00B3

"Don't forget to type <> to keep the relative dimension."

NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: Good tip, Koby! While in the Mtext Editor, you can also right-click and choose Symbols. A list of these ANSI codes will appear. This tip works as far back as AutoCAD 2002, which is not as robust, but will provide access to the Windows Character Map by selecting Character / Symbol / Other.
 

 

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